Rio borates production increases as demand rises

By Myles McCormick
Published: Thursday, 20 October 2016

Borates output grew on the back of strong market activity. TiO2 production also increased year-on-year, while salt output remained relatively stable.

Rio Tinto Minerals, the non-metallic wing of Anglo Australian miner Rio Tinto Plc, saw borates production increase 14% in Q3, "primarily driven by higher market demand".

The 132,000 tonnes produced in the third quarter put total production for Q1-Q3 2016 at 382,000 tonnes, a 4% increase on the corresponding period in...

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